The memorial service and celebration of life for Forrest Lind will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 starting at 12:00 noon at the Lake Forest Sun & Sail Club, 24752 Toledo Lane, Lake Forest, CA 92630. There will be a reception immediately following the memorial. Forrest surrendered his battle with cancer and passed peacefully at home to be with the Lord in Heaven, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Forrest is survived by his mother, Claire Lind; sister, Gay Routh; son, William Lind and his wife, Jennifer Lind; daughter, Dana Lind Capielo and her husband, Georg Capielo; nephew, Joe Routh; niece, Lori Korioth and her husband, Tim Korioth, three grandchildren, and many close friends. Forrest graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School and attended Cal State University Long Beach. He was drafted into the Army in 1965 and was stationed in San Antonio, Texas. There he met Sue Ann Rumbo and they were married for 28 years. After serving in the Army for two years, he relocated with his bride to Long Beach, California where they raised their family. Forrest worked for 43 years in the insurance industry. He started out as an agent for Standard Insurance and later became an independent agent and financial planner. He always put his clients' best interests first and he was designated with insurance industry ethics certifications. Forrest Lind was an outstanding basketball player at Long Beach Poly High School where he earned all Moore League and All CIF Southern California Section honors. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to Cal State University Long Beach. He was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity where he made lifetime friendships. For many years, Forrest loved to play basketball and golf with his friends all over Southern California. He volunteered many hours coaching youth basketball. Forrest always had a bounce in his step, positive outlook, and strong work ethic. He always said that "life is good". He was a great father and friend. He was a positive force in many people's lives. He helped many individuals in his work, athletic interests, and through his friendships. Even though he is gone our memories of him will be with us for the rest of our lives. God blessed us with having him in our lives. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
, www.cancer.org, Long Beach Poly High School Basketball Program, 1600 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813, or the Biola College Basketball Program, 13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639 Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obituaries.
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Apr. 12, 2012